We’ve all probably had a post-college roommate at some point or another (you can even use this app to help you find one) — especially those of us living in more metropolitan areas.
But what if we could take it back to your cozily decorated college dorm life and live in a whole community of people, Friends style (cause what WOULD happen if Friends took place in 2016 or beyond )?
That’s exactly what the next big trend in housing, co-living, aims to find out.
Just what is co-living? Basically, it’s college 2.0 — a (mostly) cheap, modest space with all the essentials that you could ever need, such as Wi-Fi, utilities and housekeeping. Its main draw, however, is its built-in sense of camaraderie. With so many built-in friends, you can rest assured that you’ll always be able to borrow a cup of sugar, should you need it — you might even find your next committed Netflix partner !
NYC was one of the first to jump on the bandwagon, with facilities such as Pure House (“a global community of creative misfits and digital nomads”) and Common , along with Los Angeles — its PodShare model (advertised as a “social network with a physical address”) goes as far as to put its residents in the same room with what look like straight up bunk beds — a littttttle close for comfort if you ask us!
The trend has even made its way overseas, with London opening The Collective , unique in the sense that it uses a personality test to match up neighbors to like-minded people.
So is co-living for you? Well, according to PodShare, this type of living situation is best suited for “travelers, transitioners and temps” — probably not so much for those looking to settle down.
One thing’s for sure: It’d definitely be an adventure!
Would you consider co-living? Let us know over @BritandCo !